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    What Are Symptoms or Signs to Indicate Diminished Renal Function

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    What Are Symptoms or Signs to Indicate Diminished Renal Function  Diminished kidney function indicates that your kidney fails to function properly and induce many health problems. How to know that you kidney function has dropped? Are there any symptoms or signs to show that? The following contents is excepted to be helpful for you.

    It is well known that our kidneys are important organs to produce urine and discharge waste products as well as toxins. The kidney can keep the electrolyte balance, maintain the acid-base balance and promote the production of erythropoietin (EPO). When kidney gets damage, the functions of excretion and regulating also decreases. In severe condition, the illness condition may develop into uremia which can be life-threatening. To prevent these condition, you should have a certain understanding of the symptoms of diminished renal function. Only do that, can you treat your condition in time.

    Symptoms can vary from person to person. Someone in early stage kidney disease may not feel sick or notice symptoms as they occur. If the disease progresses, symptoms become noticeable. Symptoms or signs of diminished renal function include the following:

    1. High levels of urea in the blood, which can result in:

    Vomiting and /or diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration


    Weight loss

    Blood in the urine

    Urine changes, like more frequent urine, oliguria, etc.

    2. Accumulation of potassium in the blood can cuase:

    Abnormal heart rhythms

    Muscle paralysis

    3. Accumulation of phosphorus in the blood can cause:


    Bone problems, like bone pain, osteoporosis, etc.

    Muscle cramps

    4. A buildup of excess fluid may cause:

    Swelling of the legs, ankles, feet, face, eyelid and/or hands

    Shortness of breath due to extra fluid on the lungs

    5. Fails to promote production of EPO which can lead to anemia. This can result in:

    Fatigue or weak

    Memory problems


    Low blood pressure

    6. If the diminished renal function are due to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), it can cause:

    Pain in the stomach, back and/or side.


    If you suffer from more than two symptoms, you should take good care of your body and do regular physical tests. If you need any help, please seek help from our online doctors or email us to and we will try our best to help you.

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